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We regularly feature articles from businesses which we’re working with on projects such as the North Tyneside Business Awards, Apprenticeship Week and more…

Preparing your business for public sector tenders

Most small businesses believe that local authority and government tenders are only for big organisations. Yes, the multi-million pound tenders are aimed for large companies that can deliver to scale and have the infrastructure to both respond to and deliver these...

Opening up a world of opportunities for small businesses

North Tyneside Council would like to appoint a range of contractors to carry out repairs to council homes, essential repairs to operational, schools and public buildings, and some specialist and consultancy services when construction returns to the control of the...

Spotlight on Success: Bright and Beautiful

IT'S A CLEAN SWEEP FOR BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL Based on Benton Square Industrial Estate in Palmersville, Bright and Beautiful is a domestic cleaning service with big plans for the future. Run by franchisee Helen Ross, Bright and Beautiful employs a nine-strong team and...

Spotlight on Success: Monitor Coatings

DOUBLE AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS From its base in North Shields, Monitor Coatings has been providing engineering service since 1927. Recognised for the company’s commitment to the local area and for driving innovation, Monitor Coating’s Managing Director, Rebecca...

Spotlight on Success: Barrier Ex Ltd

AWARD FOR AMBITIOUS WALLSEND COMPANY Based on the thriving Willington Quay in Wallsend, Barrier Ex Limited has provided hazardous area lighting solutions since 2016. Managing Director, Steven Lee explains how the company has flourished since trading started in 2017...

Businesses dig deep to make Christmas special

Almost £1,000 has been raised by North Tyneside businesses to help make sure Christmas is special for everyone. The fundraising efforts of 160 local business representatives will go towards providing a lunch for those who may find themselves alone on Christmas Day. At...

Committed to a healthier, happier workplace

Promoting healthy living in the workplace has become more commonplace in the North East in recent years as businesses look to provide better benefits to their employees. Not only is it key to boosting the overall health of a working team, it also goes hand-in-hand...

Why your policy shouldn’t feel like a drag

An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This is equivalent to 4.3 days per worker. North Tyneside Business Forum are currently working with the Public Health team and Better Health @ Work team to help SME’s...

Whitley Bay Clinic Has Got the Back of Godfrey Syrett Workforce

Two previous North Tyneside Business Award winners have teamed up to support an ongoing staff wellbeing programme. Godfrey Syrett, one of the borough’s oldest and most successful companies; has joined forces with the Whitley Bay Clinic, a physiotherapy practice which...

Spotlight on Success: Oaktree Lodge

Oaktree Lodge is keeping it green Andrew Birds, owner and manager of Whitley Bay’s Oaktree Lodge Guesthouse, proudly displays the Green Business and Sustainability Award certificate on the wall in the guest lounge. Hanging in pride of place, Andrew tells us that the...

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